Bug 174013 - Can't add LVM logical volumes in GRUB boot loader configuration in anaconda
Can't add LVM logical volumes in GRUB boot loader configuration in anaconda
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-11-23 12:23 EST by Ed Anderson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Description Ed Anderson 2005-11-23 12:23:24 EST
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Description of problem:
When using LVM on a dual-boot system, you should be able to add operating systems that exist in logical volumes.  When Fedora's / partition exists on a logical volume, it automatically adds fedora's logical volume (similar to /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00), but doesn't allow you to add any others.  When clicking Add in the boot loader screen, only devices such as /dev/hda1 and /dev/hda2 are listed as options.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start the Fedora installation
2. In Disk Druid, create a /boot and an LVM partition (logical group).
3. Edit the LVM partition, and add two logical volumes, / and /mnt/otherOS
4. Click Next to go to the boot loader screen
5. Click Add, and open the Device dropdown menu

Actual Results:  Logical volumes are not listed under devices. Only devices such as /dev/hda1 and /dev/hda2 are.

Expected Results:  LVM logical volumes should be listed in the Device dropdown.

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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-11-24 22:39:12 EST
GRUB doesn't support logical volumes, so you can't chain load from other logical
Comment 2 Ed Anderson 2005-11-27 10:53:50 EST
I understand that grub doesn't support /boot in a logical volume. Chain loading
isn't the issue.

GRUB does support loading an operating system from a logical volume.  Were this
not the case, you wouldn't be able to install Fedora's / partition in a logical
volume - which you can.  Like I said, if using LVM, the boot loader screen
automatically adds /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 as the default partition to boot
from.  The problem is that it doesn't allow you to add any logical / partitions
from other operating systems.

This is a bug. Please take a closer look at the issue.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2005-11-27 13:09:28 EST
Right, but the difference is that for the system being installed, we're _not_
chainloading.  We have the full system config and know that /boot isn't LVM and
so load kernels, etc off of there.  Adding additional OS'es is just for

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